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Electrical Engineer- Energy Operations

Fortescue Metals Group - Perth, WA

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Electrical Engineer- Energy Operations

Apply now Job no: 507562
Work type: Full Time Fortescue Employee
Location: Perth

Fortescue is now consistently producing more than 170 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead, establishing itself for future growth in a global market through innovation, product diversification and asset development.

Electrical Engineer-Energy Operations

Roster: Monday to Friday

At Fortescue we are in the process of transforming our energy assets to achieve our climate change targets of zero emissions by 2040. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join an energetic and collaborative team where you will be a key member of the energy operations team and have exposure to a diverse range of engineering matters ensuring the sustainability of our operations.

Fortescue are looking for an Electrical Engineer who has experience in power generation, transmission and power systems analysis and modelling. In this role you will provide technical leadership and knowledge in the connection, operation and distribution of power systems including the integration of renewable power.

This is a Perth based role reporting to the Energy Operations Principal Engineer. It is an excellent and varied opportunity to provide specialist technical services to enable the energy operations team to reliably maintain and operate Fortescue’s growing energy asset portfolio across the Pilbara. The role demands a strong focus on teamwork to achieve required outcomes and the promotion of high engineering standards.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Embracing Fortescue’s values and a commitment to zero harm and environmental responsibility
  • Providing specialist engineering solutions across a wide range of asset and life cycle issues and ensure technical asset integrity
  • Managing small through to large-scale engineering investigations including the completion of all aspects of the engineering design. These would cover new assets, major maintenance activities, failure investigations, reliability reviews and rectification, and upgrade works.
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that generating units and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications
  • Responding to technical queries from the site operations team relating to the safe operation of each generating unit
  • Engineering leadership and support to the operations groups who are accountable for the delivery of the site-specific maintenance plans
  • Identify, assess and manage engineering risks
  • Maintaining clear communication with key stakeholders
  • Understanding and ensuring assets comply with technical, regulatory and governance requirements

Qualifications and skills required:

  • A strong technical aptitude with the ability to quickly analyse and solve problems
  • A strong safety focus
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experience with power system modelling
  • Experience in dynamic modelling model development generator and network behaviour and quality-of-supply matters
  • Understanding of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) utility work practices (or equivalent)
  • Practical experience in the mining or utilities sector (or equivalent), specifically with power generation and transmission systems
  • Experience in the development and delivery of small capex projects
  • Strategic understanding of operation and maintenance of power plants with experience in power system control
  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline such as electrical engineering
  • Flexibility to travel to site when required (approximately once per month for 3-4 days)

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.

Applications close: 29 Jan 2021 W. Australia Standard Time